About the production

Written by: Helena Enright

Directed by: Tom Creed

The text for Rising was primarily constructed from interviews carried out with artists, activists, journalists and politicians who could be seen as contemporary equivalents of the people who took action in 1916, as well as newspaper articles, archive material, poetry and philosophical writings. The young people themselves also interviewed family and friends and asked the following three questions: What do you believe in? Have you ever been moved to protest something? Is there a particular song that represents a significant moment in your life? These materials were transcribed and shared in the rehearsal room, and some of those testimonies also found their way into the play.

Cast List

  • Ella Barton
  • Ana Canals Ní Éigeartaigh
  • Ciara Cochrane
  • Isaac Casey
  • Aoife Connolly O'Sullivan
  • Niamh Cotter
  • Ailbhe Cowley
  • Gary Finnegan
  • Eoin Fullston
  • Kit Geraghty
  • Méabh Hennelly
  • Maria Lee
  • Scott Leeson
  • Aoife Mooney
  • Ava O'Shea
  • Michael Ryan
  • Amy Shields
  • Dylan Spurling
  • Lee Stafford
  • Seán Talbot

Crew List

  • Director: Tom Creed
  • Writer: Helena Enright
  • Set & Lighting Designer: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Costume Designer: Deirdre Dwyer
  • Sound Designer: Jack Cawley
  • Production Manager: Aidan Crowe
  • Lighting Assistant: John Gunning
  • Production Assistant: David Whisker
  • Dramaturg: David Olivarez
  • Assistant Director: Mark Ball
  • Producer: Diego Fasciati
  • Assistant Producer: Rosa Bowden
  • Photography & Graphics: Ste Murray
  • Donal Ayton
  • Cliff Baggarty
  • Orla Burke
  • Dave Carpenter
  • Ben Delaney
  • Laura Honan
  • Larry Jones
  • Shane Kenny
  • Kevin McFadden